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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little bad luck, but we sometimes see heat pump issues in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area during the colder seasons, when they’re necessary to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling will always be there ASAP when you need us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some money if it’s not. We’ve compiled this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound silly, but make sure everything is turned “on”. We’ve been to more than a few calls only to discover the thermostat or the heat pump itself is set to off.
    • Check your thermostat to guarantee it’s on, switched to the proper temperature and isn’t set to cool.
    • Then try changing the battery, if it has one.
    • If everything looks accurate, check your furnace switch (check your manual if you’re hesitant about where it is) and inspect your fuses and circuit breaker.
    • Double check that your gas is on.
  2. If the furnace still hasn’t switched on, revisit your thermostat.
    • If it’s a programmable model, make certain that it’s revealing the correct time. If it thinks it’s morning when it’s actually night, it may not kick your heat on because it doesn’t know you’re home.
  3. Is an impasse causing your furnace to fail?
    • Inspect your air filters to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Do you have any blocked ducts, vents or cool air intakes?
    • Are all supply registers exposed?
    • Is your exhaust flue unobstructed?

If you’ve moved through this checklist and you’re still lacking heat, call Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment online and we’ll get your home back to the warm and cozy place it should be.